Mixtape: Only The Family – Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 1

Chicago Star Lil Durk Recruits the Best Rappers from His OTF Label, Including Yung Tory, Doodie Lo, and OTF Ikey, For an Entrancing and Emotionally Honest Mixtape

7.31.2018

Critical Praise:

“Unshackled from any kind of outline, Durk’s pen game shines. His rise was dotted with blood-soaked tales that summarized much of drill’s appeal: ground-level glimpses at Chicago’s South Side that colored in the outline offered by grim murder statistics.” –Pitchfork

“Lil Durk continues to be one of the most consistent rappers out.” – The FADER

“the rose that blossomed from the concrete of Chi-Town’s drill music scene” – Billboard

The Mixtape:

Leveling up from a rap star into a rap mogul, Lil Durk introduces the cast of his Only The Family (OTF) label on Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 1unleashing a crew of fellow melodists and emotional realists. Featuring several brand new songs by Lil Durk, including last week’s Complex-premiered Remembrance,” the new mixtape finds the Chicago native sharing the limelight with his most accomplished OTF signees, including eccentric trap melodist Yung Tory, warble-voiced drill emcee OTF Ikey, and the aggressive Doodie Lo. An impressively hooky project that conveys the realities of street life with expert songcraft, Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 1 finds the labelmates feeding off each others’ styles, relentlessly stacking infectious melodies into verses, hooks, and ad-libs. Featuring the dramatic and emotional new single  “Play Yo Role,” Lil Durk Presents Only The Family Involved Vol. 1 is available to stream via EMPIRE.

Lil Durk explains the origin of the new project and comments on the future of his OTF label: “The guys and I have been working on music together for the past year. Ikey, Tory, and Doodie have lived with me in Atlanta at some point this past year. They’ve been recording and working on their craft everyday out of my home studio. I noticed the work they was putting in when they probably didn’t think I noticed. I was just dealing with my own label situations so everything that we planned had to be put on hold ’til my situation was straightened out. Now that it is, we going 1000 mph with this OTF movement. This project is just one of the first things you gonna hear from the OTF camp. We got so much more in store with music, merch, and new up-and-coming artists. I’m excited about the future of this label.”

A tireless and prolific emcee, Lil Durk has already had a busy 2018. In March, he released his first project since departing Def Jam, Just Cause Y’all Waited, an important transitional record for Durk. Praised by Pitchfork, who wrote “Lil Durk writes about Chicago the way Joan Didion once captured California,” Just Cause Y’all Waited features tracks such as the buzzing 1-773 Vulture,” a street remix to Logic’s hit single “1-800-273-8255” that reached the 9 million view mark on YouTube, and the Lil Baby-featuring lead single “How I Know,” which earned prominent placement on Spotify’s Most Necessary playlist. Featuring additional appearances from PartyNextDoor, Ty Dolla $ignGunna, and TK Kravitz, and with production from 808 Mafia and others, Just Cause Y’all Waited EP is a formidable appetizer for Signed to the Streets 3due later this year. Lil Durk turned heads when he performed his hits in a prime time slot, and later joined Tee Grizzley onstage at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami (catch a few clips from this performance and from backstage in the “Remembrance” video).

Listen to Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 1 on Apple Music: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lil-durk-presents-only-the-family-involved-vol-1/1419853271?ls=1

Listen to Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 1 on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/otflildurk/sets/lil-durk-presents-only-the

Buy Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 1https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lil-durk-presents-only-the-family-involved-vol-1/1419853271?ls=1&app=itunes

LIl Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 1 tracklist:
1.) “In a Hole” featuring Lil Durk
2.) “How We Living” featuring OTF Ikey x Lil Durk
3.) “Dirty Diana” featuring Lil Durk x YFN LUCCI
4.) “Dedication” featuring Lil Durk
5.) “Don’t Forget” featuring Doodie Lo
6.) “Happy Gilmore” featuring Nimic Revenue
7.) “Rockstar” featuring Yung Tory
8.) “Back in the Day” featuring Lil Durk x Nimic Revenue
9.) “Remembrance” featuring Lil Durk
10.) “Play Yo Role” featuring Lil Durk x Booka 600 x Doodie Lo x OTF IKEY
11.) “7:30” featuring Booka 600 x Lil Durk
12.) “Real N*gga” featuring Otf Ikey
13.) “Trenches” featuring Lil Durk x DOODIE x OTF Ikey x 300 Oj x JL

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The Background:
Yung Tory background: 
Born and raised in Toronto, with a six-year pitstop as a toddler in ATL, Yung Tory is one of the few artist to combine the rap and rasta lifestyles. A vegan since birth, Yung Tory is a committed Rastafarian, strictly obeying his religious diet and imbuing his life and music with the religion’s spiritual tradition. Yung Tory steeped himself in music from a young age, making his first music as a toddler with a karaoke machine. Studying at the church of Lil Wayne, Dipset, 50 Cent, and others inspired Tory to become a rapper. Earlier this year, Tory struck gold with “Water,” his first hit, which has over 1.3 million views on YouTube and featured a remix with an appearance from Sosamann. With the success of “Water,” Tory caught the ear of Lil Durk, who promptly signed the young artist to his Only The Family label and hopped on a remix of “Run It Up,” which appeared on Tory’s Free Dope mixtape, which dropped last year. Riding the wave of his aquatic-themed hit (“I’m the most hydrated artist,” says Tory. “I’m drippy.”), Yung Tory is ready to win new fans and embrace the rock star lifestyle. “I’m about positive vibes only,” says Tory. “I took negativity and I turned it into positivity. It’s a way of life.”
OTF IKEY background: 
Michael Harris (OTF IKEY) born February 2, 1992 in the heart of the Chicago trenches, he attended Dyett High School as a teen to later on become rapper in the “Drill Music” era. His musical influences range from Marvin Gaye, Tim Tatian, and R. Kelly to more modern hip hop artists like Future & Lil Wayne. OTF IKEY jumpstarted his rap career under Lil Durk’s OTF label, and features heavily on the upcoming Only The Family Involved Vol. 1 mixtape.
Doodie Lo bio:
David Saulsberry (Doodie Lo) was born on October 22, 1991 in the small city of Kankakee right outside of Chicago. He went to school in Kankakee, IL as a child, where he was inspired to get into the music business. His musical influences include Cash Money, T.I. Gucci & Yo Gotti. Doodie Lo has joined Lil Durk’s OTF label with a huge up coming project titled “Only The Family Involved Compilation Vol. 1” set to drop summer 2018.

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Bio, pics, and more available here: http://www.audibletreats.com/lil-durk

Lil Durk Presents: Only The Family Involved Vol. 1https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/lil-durk-presents-only-the-family-involved-vol-1/1419853271?ls=1&app=itunes

“Remembrance”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6XqNURWnS4

“Play Yo Role” (Lil Durk x Booka 600 x Doodie Lo x OTF Ikey): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VNS3bn-k04 // https://soundcloud.com/otflildurk/play-your-role-feat-otf-ikey-yung-tory-doodie-lo

“Granny’s Crib”: https://youtu.be/BDxabu7EFcM

“Cross Roads”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgzTJBcxU5k

“When I Was Little”: https://youtu.be/UQFUxS0muI4

Just Cause Y’all Waited EP: https://Empire.lnk.to/JustCauseYallWaited

“How I Know” ft. Lil Baby: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXa16Zl81vE

“Cross Roads”:  https://soundcloud.com/otflildurk/lil-durk-crossroads // https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/crossroads-single/1353225755

“Durkio Krazy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO2T9Djj_zc // https://soundcloud.com/otflildurk/lil-durk-durko-krazy-produced-by-dy

“1 (773) Vulture”: https://youtu.be/KFHru5tiDng // https://youtu.be/l3EfYmjxFVU

“India”: https://youtu.be/cdBI-MWuObw

Lil Durk & Tee Grizzley – Bloodashttp://flyt.it/BLOODAS

Lil Durk & Tee Grizzley – “Flyers Up”: https://youtu.be/zla0Kxd987k

Lil Durk & Tee Grizzley – “What Yo City Like?”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-b8opujZEc

“No Fear”: https://youtu.be/40E6ET8PyFQ

Signed to the Streets 2.5https://mxtpz.me/a/147349 // https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/signed-to-the-streets-2-5/id1298774142?ls=1?at=1001l3Iq&app=itunes // https://open.spotify.com/album/4o663kqmvD7guquI85fbok

“Dope & Hoes”: https://open.spotify.com/album/22JxBOqeZaTtobXAtPK75h

“Make It Out” (Prod. by Will-a-Fool): https://soundcloud.com/otflildurk/durkio-make-it-out-wav/ // https://youtu.be/6qvukoRFS10

“Goofy” ft. Future & Jeezy: https://youtu.be/lvZCzP-7JV8 // https://soundcloud.com/otflildurk/goofy-feat-future-jeezy

“Nobody Knows” (Durk Solo): https://youtu.be/gaw5ydpGSuo

Supa Vultures: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/supa-vultures-ep/id1264116880?ls=1?at=1001l3Iq&app=itunes // https://soundcloud.com/otflildurk/sets/supa-vultures-ep

“Distance”: https://youtu.be/bq61z4H91JQ // https://soundcloud.com/otflildurk/distance